Category Archives: art

July 25 FAT Friday Trolley Hop

FAT Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, July 25. Explore the art galleries, shops and restaurants along Frankfort, Story and Mellwood Avenues from 6-10 p.m. There’s free parking, then hop on and off the free trolley.

“HOT! HOT! HOT!” at Gallery Janjobe

“HOT! HOT! HOT!” by the Louisville Artisan’s Guild is at Gallery Janjobe, Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 899-9293, from July 24-Aug. 23. The opening reception is on Thursday, July 24 from 5-7 p.m.

‘Dog Days’ @ Archives & Special Collections, U of L

<ART> Through Aug. 29 ‘Dog Days’ Archives & Special Collections, U of L Ekstrom Library • 852-6752 I’m a cat person. That said, I have nothing against dogs and have even owned a couple. So if a photography exhibition featuring dogs doesn’t make me salivate (like a dog), it at least makes me stop […]

‘Pallet Works’ @ Revelry Boutique Gallery

<ART> Through Aug. 14 ‘Pallet Works’ Revelry Boutique Gallery 742 E. Market St Free; 7 p.m. Jewelry maker, wood salvager, a man who just really wants to go to the beach — all of these titles aptly describe local artist Bobby Hinkel. Hinkel’s art career began after bringing home a wire ring he bought […]

Call for art

The Portland Art & Heritage Fair, scheduled for Sat., Oct. 11, is seeking art from Louisville and Kentucky artists. It is a free one-day festival featuring a juried art exhibit, trolley tours of historic Portland with stops along the way, river-craft demonstrations, children’s activities, art cars, craft booths, food trucks and music. The purpose of the […]

‘Growth’ by Helen Tegeler @ Cressman Center for Visual Arts

<ART> Through Aug. 16 ‘Growth’ by Helen Tegeler Cressman Center for Visual Arts 100 E. Main St. The University of Louisville Hite Art Institute is currently showing the works of Ohio-based artist Helen Tegeler in the nature-inspired exhibition “Growth.” The show “brings together (Tegeler’s) love of plants and the human desire to collect, classify […]

‘word. object’ @ Swanson Contemporary

<ART> Through July 28 ‘word. object’ Swanson Contemporary 638 E. Market St. • 589-5466 Although they pop up occasionally, we usually don’t expect to find words in visual art. That’s reading, not seeing. But what if the work is made up of words, where what is printed is the art? Welcome to “word. object.” […]

‘No One is Perfect’ @ Ultra Pop!

<ART> Through July 31 ‘No One is Perfect’ Ultra Pop! 960 Barret Ave. There was a time when someone having tattoos meant they were to be feared. You saw a dude with a tattoo, and he probably had a knife on him, too. Nowadays, however, 45 million Americans have at least one of them […]

Weekend visual art events

The Patio Gallery at the Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, 459-0660, is having the opening of the Kentucky Watercolor Society Show on Sunday, July 20 from 2-4 p.m. The exhibition runs through Aug. 26.

‘Odd Corners in Louisville’ @ Hite Art Institute, U of L

<ART> Through July 20 ‘Odd Corners in Louisville’ Hite Art Institute, U of L 104 Schneider Hall  • 540-5146 Preservation Louisville is treating us to an exhibition of the past and present. The two-part show features drawings by Alexander Van Leshout of 1920s Louisville alongside contemporary photographs by Dennis Crews. Van Leshout was a […]

“Part II: Analogy” at Zephyr Gallery

“Part II: Analogy” of “Project 3: Analog/Analogy” will be at Zephyr Gallery, 610 E. Market St., from July 17-Aug. 16. The reception is Friday, July 25 from 6-9 p.m.

Kevin Talley @ Old 502 Winery

<ART> Thursday, July 17 Kevin Talley Old 502 Winery 120 S. 10th St. Free; 6-9:30 p.m. Kevin Talley has a grab bag of a résumé: model, airline ramp worker, writer for his self-help blog, “Tall Guy with a Camera” and, most recently, photographer. The self-taught artist, who’s pretty tall and is often seen with […]

2014 Art Meets Activism grant recipients

The Kentucky Foundation for Women board has announced the 2014 Art Meets Activism grants. Louisville-area recipients are ArtThrust, Beaded Treasures Project, Boys and Girls Haven, Center for Women and Families, Council on Developmental Disabilities, Inc., Linda Erzinger, Christine Haaga, Looking for Lilith Theatre Company, Louisville Visual Art Association, PEACC Program, and Sarah Reinhart and Shannon […]

Pottery Rowe closing

Ceramicist Melvin D. Rowe is closing his studio/gallery Pottery Rowe after 26 years at 2048 Frankfort Ave., 896-0877. The last day is Saturday, July 19. He will continue selling pottery at CRAFT(s) and A Taste of Kentucky as well as online at

“Larry Beisler: Organics” at Art Council of Southern Indiana

“Organics” by Larry Beisler is at the Arts Council of Southern Indiana, 812-949-4238, 1638 Market St. in New Albany, through Aug. 7.  

Weekender – July 12 & 13

<FILM> Saturday, July 12 Rally for a PlantPure Nation Iroquois Amphitheater 1080 Amphitheater Road Free; 6:30-9:30 p.m. In 2011, nutritional scientist and writer T. Colin Campbell came to Kentucky State Representative Tom Riner and together they created a pilot program documenting the health benefits of a plant-based diet. After taking their insulin, lobbyists immediately […]

“Touching Your Inner Peace” at Kore Gallery

“Touching Your Inner Peace” by Lisa Leigh Payne is at Kore Gallery in the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave. through July 31. The reception is on Friday, July 11 from 6-8 p.m.

New Albany Public Art Project catalog

The Carnegie Center for Art & History, 812-944-7336, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, is presenting it New Albany Public Art Project catalog to the public on Friday, July 11 from 6-8 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. Attendees to the event will also be the first to hear about the New Albany Public Art […]

“word. object” at Swanson Contemporary

“word. object” is a group show at Swanson Contemporary, 638 E. Market St. through July 28. It features work that deals with text and found art. The reception is Friday, July 11 from 6-9 p.m.

“KMAC Couture: Highlights from 2014″

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., is showing “KMAC Couture: Highlights from 2014″ through Sept. 21. The show features 29 artists who created unique wearable art. These original hand-executed designs are constructed form both traditional fabrics and non-traditional materials.